FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Showers, thunderstorms likely Sunday

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FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Showers, thunderstorms likely Sunday

Severe thunderstorms could be headed to the Grand Strand Sunday night, according to a release from the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service also warned of potential coastal flooding along Lake Michigan in Wisconsin and IL, where Chicago residents were warned that waves could reach as high as 18 feet (5.5 meters). The Lubbock metro area is included in the Freeze Warning. With mostly sunny conditions and a pretty uniform setup over the area, temperatures over that time will greatly depend on snow depth. Winds ease up later today and the system developing in the plains pulls to the east. Skies will be brighter and dry today with highs in the 50's for most lower elevation areas. It is in effect from 1 AM to 9 AM Monday. Temperatures will then trend warmer all the way into Wednesday, with Wednesday being our warmest day, with highs back in the low 80s, but conditions will remain comfortable.

Saturday will be mostly sunny with highs in the mid-70s. Tuesday night will be clear with lows in the mid-50s. We'll cool back into the middle 40s for Wednesday and Thursday morning.

A potent storm system was moving across the central United States on Saturday and will reach Florida by Sunday.

The Storm Prediction Center has shifted the highest severe weather risk north into Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Sound familiar? The timing could certainly change between now and late next week, so we'll keep our eyes on it for you.

Some lingering showers are still possible Sunday morning, but the severe weather threat will be over. We're also some exceptional drought now over a small portion of King and Cottle County.

Timeframe is 2 p.m. -10 p.m. with the strongest storms between 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

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